Franklin Township, Harrison County, Ohio

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Franklin Township, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Harrison County
Municipalities and townships of Harrison County
Coordinates: 40°19′54″N 81°13′6″W / 40.33167°N 81.21833°W / 40.33167; -81.21833Coordinates: 40°19′54″N 81°13′6″W / 40.33167°N 81.21833°W / 40.33167; -81.21833
Country United States
State Ohio
County Harrison
Area
 • Total 22.4 sq mi (58.0 km2)
 • Land 20.4 sq mi (52.9 km2)
 • Water 2.0 sq mi (5.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,142 ft (348 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 641
 • Density 31.4/sq mi (12.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-28308[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086274[1]

Franklin Township is one of the fifteen townships of Harrison County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 641 people in the township, 559 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the western part of the county, it borders the following townships:

The village of Deersville is located in southeastern Franklin Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of twenty-one Franklin Townships statewide.[4]

Government[edit]

The township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is also an elected township fiscal officer,[5] who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, which is held in November of the year before the presidential election. Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.

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